October, 2021

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Seven Product Backlog Mistakes to Avoid

Roman Pichler

[link]. The Product Backlog is Too Big. A few years ago, I was asked to help a healthcare company with their agile transition and its impact on product management. One of the challenges the agile transition team was concerned about was the choice of the right product backlog tool, which at first seemed odd to me. But when I was told that the backlog in question had over 40,000 items, I could see that there was an issue.

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Agile vs. Roadmaps — Ending the Battle [+Webinar]

280 Group

Sign up for our October 15th webinar, Unlocking a More Strategic Product Roadmap using Agile , to learn more in-depth about taking your product roadmap to the next level using Agile. The Product Roadmap. Early in my career as a Product Manager, a mentor provided this advice: the primary responsibility of a Product Manager is to drive sustainable business growth.

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Effective Meetings vs. Pointless Meetings

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

In the early days of a company’s growth, things are a lot simpler. You can rely more on "serendipity as a service" to keep projects and initiatives organized, and everyone has a decent idea of what people are prioritizing from week to week.

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Four Key Product Management Lessons from a Product Manager at Mailchimp

Alchemer Mobile

Whether you’re new to the product management field or a seasoned professional, it’s always valuable to learn from your peers’ lived experiences. From learning more about their career path to predicted trends to general tips and advice, there’s no shortage of lessons to be learned that can ultimately help you develop and become a better product expert yourself.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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An introduction to impact mapping – Tim Herbig on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

We asked consultant, trainer and author Tim Herbig to give us the crash course on Impact Mapping, including how to get people to understand the difference between an Impact and an Outcome. [.] Read more » The post An introduction to impact mapping – Tim Herbig on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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3 Common Mistakes When Starting Product Prioritization

The Product Coalition

Whilst it can be great to have 100’s of ideas a day it can be overwhelming when you realize it’s simply not possible to accomplish them all simultaneously. The same can be said for handling product backlog , feature requests and anything else you need to put together a great product. So what do you end up with? A huge list of things that need to be done, with no clear indicators of importance.

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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Laura Bednasz, Vice President, Product Management at Xylem

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Laura Bednasz, Vice President, Product Management at Xylem. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders. How did you get into product management? Looking back, I see that so much of my career was building toward my current role in product management.

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Personal productivity: tools worth giving a try

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Exploring the tools that help to stay productive at work and maintain a healthy work-life balance

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Learn How Pilot Flying J Uses Apptentive Mobile Surveys and Fan Signals™

Alchemer Mobile

The Pilot Flying J product team set a goal to build more features that aligned with what was most important to their loyal customers. In order to connect with their most loyal customers in all geographies, they created a satisfaction mobile survey to ask which actions within the app brought customers the most value, segmented by using Fan Signals. “Having a way to speak to the people who are just massive fans really helps us on how we continue to build on that positive behavior and positiv

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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SUNDAY REWIND: 6 Things a Product Manager Is Not

Mind the Product

Very often we talk about what a product manager should do, what they need to learn, and how they fit into their organisation, but we like this 2015 post from Simba Sagwete detailing six key things a product manager should NOT do. From being too technical or too involved in marketing to being a data [.] Read more » The post SUNDAY REWIND: 6 Things a Product Manager Is Not appeared first on Mind the Product.

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3 Product Marketing Myths to Dispel

Product Management University

Product Marketing may be one of the most misunderstood and undervalued functions as evidenced by the fact that so many B2B organizations still don’t have it. If clearer differentiation and greater sales success are on your A-list, dispel these three product marketing myths and you’ll be on your way. Here’s the funny part. Many organizations think they’re doing product marketing because they have the proverbial one-armed paper hanger in corporate marketing creating brochures and prese

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The Enneagram for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

I’m a sucker for a good personality test. Who doesn’t love to nerd out about identifying strengths and weaknesses? And sure, there are a… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Building a sales team in a high-growth environment

Intercom, Inc.

Getting the team right is one of the hardest parts of scaling sales. Rapid growth means you need a large, high-performing team, and you need it right now. But no sales team can afford to grow without intention. Many leads’ first meaningful interaction with your business will be a conversation with a salesperson – you have to carefully consider what kind of experience you want that to be, and who will be delivering it.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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What does API Monitoring Mean for API Product Managers and Growth Teams

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

What API metrics are important to monitor for product managers and growth teams

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So, You’ve Collected Customer Feedback – Now What?

Alchemer Mobile

What exactly are you supposed to do after you collect mobile customer feedback? And how do you use that data to inform business decisions? In this webinar , we took a deep dive into best practices and nuances of closed-loop mobile feedback. Learn from Christy Culp, Chief Customer Officer at Apptentive and Sina Yeganeh, Director for Product at Apptentive as they share their knowledge of two-way feedback and how to respond at scale. ?

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Advice from product leaders: Five ways product and design can collaborate effectively

Mind the Product

Here are five ways product and design can forge a strong partnership, as told by members of the product management and design team at Def Method. [.] Read more » The post Advice from product leaders: Five ways product and design can collaborate effectively appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Biggest Reason You Need a Product Manager Farm Team

Product Management University

If you’re in a leadership role, here’s the biggest reason you need a product manager farm team. It comes down to whether you want your product management function to lead or be forever relegated to taking orders from customer-facing disciplines like sales and customer success. Here’s why a farm team is critically important in today’s product management landscape.

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The Data Metaverse: Unpacking the Roles, Use Cases, and Tech Trends in Data and AI

Speaker: Aindra Misra, Sr. Staff Product Manager of Data & AI at BILL (Previously PM Lead at Twitter/X)

Embark on a transformation journey into the heart of the data ecosystem! This webinar is your gateway to a deeper comprehension of the foundations that drive the data industry and will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape. Delve into the diverse use cases where data analytics plays a pivotal role. We’ll explore how these applications are transforming with the introduction of Gen AI, and discuss the anticipated use cases for 2024 and beyond.

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What does it really mean to design a ‘consistent’ API?

The Product Coalition

The API economy is booming and more and more companies are launching API first platforms rather than products. With that comes the need to… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Sharpen your support strategy with the new Conversational Support Funnel report

Intercom, Inc.

With increasing conversation volumes and mounting customer expectations, support teams need a way to ruthlessly optimize their support strategy for maximum efficiency and CSAT. Last year we announced the Conversational Support Funnel – a powerful framework to help your support team to get ahead of known problems with proactive support , automatically answer simple, repetitive queries with self-serve support , and resolve complex issues with a human touch.

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Dreams of a Common Engineering Database

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

In working with geographically distributed teams, integration of the team members is critical to communicate effectively and to avoid misunderstandings or setbacks.

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Four Lessons from Ian Hassard, Senior Manager of Product Management at Auth0

Alchemer Mobile

Whether you’re new to the product management field or a seasoned professional, it’s always valuable to learn from your peers’ lived experiences. From learning more about their career path to predicted trends to general tips and advice, there’s no shortage of lessons to be learned that can ultimately help you develop and become a better product expert yourself.

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A Comprehensive Checklist to Revamp Your Website & Increase Profitability

Unlock the power of a well-designed website with our eBook, 'Comprehensive Checklist: A Guide to Website Redesign.' Crafted by Brucira and ruttl founders, it's your ally in reshaping your digital presence. Welcome to a transformative journey!

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The data says your website sucks – Rachel Obstler on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

How do people make bad products? We chatted with Rachel Obstler, Heap's VP of Product, to understand how we can use metrics to suck less. [.] Read more » The post The data says your website sucks – Rachel Obstler on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

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B2B Product Manager October 2021

Product Management University

B2B Product Manager October 2021. We continue the theme of preparing those coming from technical roles into product management. The goal is to help them succeed right out of the gate with stronger market and customer domain expertise. Also on tap this month, overcoming a few myths behind product marketing and the importance of the agenda for a demo discovery meeting.

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Top 5 Decentralized VC and IDO Launchpads in 2021

The Product Coalition

Discover the five decentralized IDO and VC launchpads that are gaining traction this year. If you have been in the crypto world for a while, you know that whoever gets in early wins big. However, keeping an eye on promising crypto investments can be challenging. Certain crypto platforms help investors discover early-stage crypto projects before they enter into the mainstream.

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Jeff Toister on a guaranteed customer experience

Intercom, Inc.

?. We all know an outstanding customer experience can set you apart from the competition, but is it possible, or wise, to guarantee it? Well, for Jeff Toister , an experienced author, consultant, keynote speaker, and customer experience enthusiast who’s been working in customer service ever since he first landed a job as a retail assistant when he was 16 years old, it is.

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it. As enterprises grow the use of open-source software, they face a new challenge: understanding the scope of open-source software that's being used throughout the organization and the corresponding exposure.